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D and game predcition

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by cu2x, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. cu2x

    cu2x Club Member Club Member

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    Last week, the O-line stunk, the O-skill players were, for the most part, shaky. The D backfield more than adequate and D-line and backers good.

    If the D can keep them at 20 or below, we win. playing at home, with a strong crowd - this is a realistic possibility. I think we score around 30. I'm saying 27-20

    Go Buffs
     
  2. Alfred91

    Alfred91 Club Member Club Member

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    If the o-line can't do a better job of run blocking,I fear that our defense will be hard-pressed to keep us in the game.We need the run game to keep us on schedule, set up the play action, take the pressure off Hansen, and most importantly, keep the defense off the field while Cal's defense starts to struggle with the altitude. If the o-line can't get the run game working better than last week, I don't see us holding Cal under 4 tds.
     
  3. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    need to score high 20's or 30 to win. 20 won't cut it. imho.
     
  4. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    This is one week where I think 20 points would get the win. Just have very little confidence we can get to 20 though.
     
  5. aik

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    D can't do anything about any speed they lack, but tackling must improve. Don't get burned giving them second chances with missed tackles.
     
  6. CUSailor

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    The Cal QB will torch us with his legs...this win is a long shot at best.
     
  7. The Guest

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    I literally agree with Alfred here.

    If the O-line and the offense can't sustain drives our defense will have a long day. Hawk used to say that time-of-possession is an overrated stat, which leads me to conclude that it's very important in general, but I happen to believe it's especially important in this game.

    Let's sustain some drives, Buffs! If you don't, I will punch my own head...literally.
     
  8. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    time of possession is an overrated stat for teams that score fast and a lot of points. say what you want about smashmouth football and downhill rungame....but the whole LEach-y, OU sort of deal is putting points on the board. 8 minute drive when you can't sustain them.....adds up to a loss. you have to play D. OU and Colt McCoy may lose in the BCS game when the SEC champ has athletes that can play man on their WR's and have the hosses up front to get pressure with 4....but, most of the time.....scoring fast is not a bad stat. as Hawk said. but, not in the way he meant it.
     
  9. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    when you are finishing 11th and 12th in the conference with CU's all-time leading passer....i think that criticizing TOP as a stat raises a lot of ugly question usually glossed over at the time.

    out of past mode.

    today is the day, beat Cal.
     

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